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Departmental Awards


  • Joseph Beatus Student Award for Excellence in Patient-Centered Care

    Description:

    This award is given in honor of Joseph Beatus, PT, PhD. Dr. Beatus was an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He was an integral part of the program for 30 years, and retired in 2013. The criteria for selection attempts to embody the treatment approach and style demonstrated by Dr. Beatus, who made a lasting impression on his students. For three decades, his philosophy of providing high-quality, effective, patient-centered care has been instilled in all of his students.  It was first awarded in 2014.  Click here for more information and list of recipients.


    Raymond L. Blakely Alumnus Award for Leadership and Commitment to the Physical Therapy Profession 

    Description:

    This award is given in honor of the late Raymond L. Blakely PT, PhD.  Dr. Blakely was founding Chair and Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  He was an integral part of the program and retired in 2016 after 34 years of persistent dedication, commitment and excellence.  The Department of Physical Therapy was established in 1981 under the direction of Dr. Blakely.  It was through his wisdom, guidance, leadership and perseverance that the UMES Physical Therapy Program advanced from a Bachelor of Science program, to a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program, and to its current Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program within a growth span of eighteen years.  The criteria for selection for this award were designed to embody the impact made by Dr. Blakely’s UMES career.  Click here for more information and list of recipients.


    Special Recognitions

    Description:

    The UMES Department of Physical Therapy recognizes those individuals who have made a lasting and powerful impact to the department and program. Click here for more information and list of recipients.